Eternals is produced by Kevin Feige for Marvel Studios. It is scheduled to be released by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures in the United States on November 5, 2021, as part of Phase Four of the MCU.
Eternals is a new American superhero film based on the same-named Marvel Comics race. It will be the 26th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, produced by Marvel Studios and released by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
Chloé Zhao directed the film, which she co-wrote with Patrick Burleigh, Ryan Firpo, and Kaz Firpo. Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lia McHugh, Brian Tyree Henry, Lauren Ridloff, Barry Keoghan, Don Lee, Harish Patel, Kit Harington, Salma Hayek, and Angelina Jolie are among the ensemble cast members.
As part of Phase Four of the MCU, Eternals will be released in the United States on November 5, 2021. The Eternals, an immortal species with extraordinary abilities who have covertly resided on Earth for thousands of years, gather to fight the Deviants.
When do Eternals come out in the UK?
Eternals is released in the UK on November 5, 2021. Yes, that’s great news for Marvel fans in the United Kingdom because it means that they can enjoy the movie on the same day as those in the US.
As movie release dates aren’t the same all over the world, there are always understandable questions because even major Hollywood releases can come in different territories much later than their domestic premiere.
A recent example of that is Venom: Let There Be Carnage, which was released on October 1 in the US and didn’t hit UK theaters until October 15. Granted, that’s not a Marvel Studios movie, but it does highlight how this era of delays can impact release dates.
Thankfully, that will not be the case with Eternals.
Marvel’s Eternals release date: Friday, November 5
Marvel’s Eternals will land in theaters on Friday, November 5, 2021. The MCU movie has been delayed twice due to the pandemic, but is now set to arrive in cinemas worldwide later this week.
We’ve also learned that the film won’t get a day-and-date release on Disney Plus, either. The Walt Disney Company has confirmed that Eternals will receive a 45-day exclusive theatrical release, so Eternals won’t be viewable on Disney Plus until six weeks after it debuts in cinemas.
That means it won’t launch on Disney’s streaming service until December 17 at the very earliest. Given that Shang-Chi didn’t arrive until two months after its theatrical debut, though, Eternals might not land on Disney Plus until early 2022.
Marvel’s Eternals trailer: watch the final teaser
Marvel has been ramping up its marketing for Eternals in recent weeks, with plenty of new teasers and character profiles being posted on its social media channels.
The studio has also been busy releasing trailers ahead of Eternals’ arrival, with the most recent one giving us a better look at certain parts of the movie. There’s footage of the Eternals’ various powers in action, a first look at the villainous Deviants, a couple of blinks and you’ll miss it moments involving the Celestials, and some humorous moments to enjoy, too.
Check out the latest trailer above, and read on to see the movie’s first trailer that arrived earlier this year.
Marvel’s Eternals’ first teaser trailer was released on May 24. Now that we’ve received a second trailer, though, we have a better idea of how the movie will play out and fit into the wider MCU.
Marvel’s Eternals cast: who is playing who?
Eternals has a stacked cast that might rival any Avengers movie. You can see why by looking at the confirmed cast list below:
- Gemma Chan as Sersi
- Richard Madden as Ikaris
- Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo
- Lia McHugh as Sprite
- Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos
- Lauren Ridloff as Makkari
- Barry Keoghan as Druig
- Don Lee as Gilgamesh
- Kit Harington as Dane Whitman
- Salma Hayek as Ajak
- Angelina Jolie as Thena
There are some huge names attached to this movie but, perhaps surprisingly, the likes of Jolie and Madden aren’t the main stars.
That role is reserved for Chan (Humans, Raya, and The Last Dragon), who MCU fans will recognize as Minn-Erva from Captain Marvel. As Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige told Variety in April: “If there was a lead in this ensemble, it is Sersi, it is Gemma Chan”.
Our entertainment reporter Tom Power has seen the film, and we can see why Sersi is being positioned as the film’s ‘lead’. Everyone gets their moment to shine, though, so Eternals is more ensemble in nature than other ‘solo’ MCU movies.
Marvel’s Eternals is a welcome new chapter for the MCU
Marvel can afford to take a few risks in the wake of Endgame. You can expect Eternals to have a similar balance of comedy and drama as any other MCU picture – something that was certainly on show in the movie’s trailers.
Like the Guardians of the Galaxy movies, you might need to see it in action to truly understand why these characters are appealing, but history shows that Feige and company have formed of introducing new sides to the MCU.
That extends to greater inclusivity, too. Eternals stars the first openly gay superhero in Henry’s Phaistos, while Ridloff’s Makkari is the first deaf actor to appear in a Marvel movie. Ridloff will be followed by another deaf actress in Alaqua Cox in Marvel’s upcoming Hawkeye Disney Plus series, which shows that the studio is diversifying its superhero lineup even more than before.